Autumn Macarthur

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Patience, please, and can I have it right now?

Image of apples with Bible verse on the fruits of the Spirit in our lives, from inspirational romance author Autumn Macarthur

But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard — things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. Galatians 5:22,23 The Message

Lord, that saying “Give me patience and give it to me now” is a joke, I know. But it’s so true to how I feel at the moment. Help me to open my heart more and more to Your Spirit. Help me to make choices that grow Your fruit in my life. Help me to accept the circumstances of my life and the people in my life as they are, not how I want them to be. Help me to have a heart truly devoted to serving You, through willingly serving those You ask me to serve. Help me to feel Your joy and serenity and love, filling me to overflowing. And help me to accept Your time frame may not be mine, but to trust that Your will shall be done, in all things.

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Author: autumn macarthur

I'm a USA Today bestselling author of Christian inspirational romances full of faith and hope, celebrating God's love as well as a man and a woman finding their happily ever after. I pray they’ll warm your heart and make you smile. An Australian transplanted to Britain, I live just north of London with my lovely but very English husband and a tribe of demanding rescue cats, in a small house with a tiny garden. For all my book news and a welcome gift ebook, sign up for my mailing list at

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